begins already when you commence your descent into Tribhuvan Airport at
Kathmandu. The spectacular views of the Annapurnas and the Himalayas are
your first welcome to the Kingdom of Nepal.
Here in Nepal the rivers are holy and the mountains are gods. Kathmandu,
the capital, lies in the valley known as "the Valley of the Gods".
Here are situated no less than seven World Heritage Sites; Kumari, the
Virgin Goddess, Swayambhu Stupa, Bodnath Bouddha Stupa, Pashupatinath, Patan
Durbar Square, Bhaktapur and the Durbar Square of Kathmandu itself.
Where do you start to discover the many facets of this fantastic country?
Maybe by taking an early morning mountain flight. Within minutes of leaving
Kathmandu airport you will be eye to eye with some of the most beautiful and
brilliant peaks in the whole world, the Himalayas. Fly over their entire
length until you reach Sagarmatha, the mother of all rivers, the Mount
Or take an early morning hot air balloon flight. As the sun rises over the
peaks, you rise up from the valley to see the whole range of mountains in
their morning glory.
A morning's drive from Kathmandu will take you to so many other interesting
places; Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Pokhara and the Royal Chitwan National Park,
set in the south of Nepal in the jungle of the Terai.
Nagarkot is a tiny settlement clinging to the hillside at 2100 meters. It's
a good place to begin either short hikes or stay overnight to marvel at the
sunset or sunrise over the peaks, from the Annapurnas in the west to Everest
itself in the east.
Dhulikel is a
forty minute drive to the east of Kathmandu. Set amongst terraced hillsides,
you can enjoy the views of the snowy central Himalayas from your hotel
Pokhara nestles beneath the snow-crested Massif of the Annapurna Range on
the banks of Phewa Lake. It's most famous peak is the Machhapuchhre - of
Fishtail Peak. This is the beginning of many trekking holidays but also a
wonderful and restful place to soak up the beauty of this fertile valley
with it's sub-tropical flora and fauna. Poinsiettas, citrus and banana trees
line the rice and mustard fields. It's inhabitants are mostly Newar and
Gurung farming families.
Chitwan is a morning's drive south west from Kathmandu. This is the dense
habitat of rhinoceros, gaur, sloth bear and tiger, best seen early morning
from the back of an elephant. The best way to take advantage of all Chitwan
has to offer is to stay in one of the many lodges situated inside the park.
Nepal is an excellent choice as an extension tour of northern India.
Passing through Agra and Khajuraho you can take the one hour flight after
visiting the holy city on the River Ganges, Varanasi.
Kingdom of the Gods
Mount Everest and The Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal
7 nights / 8
This tour combines Kathmandu and its Valley with 7 World Heritage Sites,
wildlife, mountains & lakes and a flight over the Himalayas to Mount
1. Arrive Kathmandu
Arrive at Kathmandu Airport. You will be met and escorted to your Hotel for
your stay of three nights. Rest of the day at leisure.
2. in Kathmandu
Full day sightseeing which will include Kathmandu Durbar Square and the
home of the living goddess, Pashupatinath - an important Hindu temple on the
Bagmati river, Sawayambhunath and Bouddhanath both important Buddhist stupas
and the historical town centres of Patan or Bhaktapur.
A Sadhu at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu
3. in Kathmandu
If the weather allows your day begins with a mountain flight over the
Himalayas to Mount Everest and back. This is a once in a lifetime
experience! Return to the hotel for a late breakfast. Rest of the day at
Day 4. Kathmandu - Chitwan National
Park 160 Kms. - 04 hrs drive
Morning drive to Chitwan. This national park is set deep in the jungle of
the Terai. Your stay will be in the park at the Gaida Wildlife Lodge or
Chitwan Jungle Lodge.
At Chitwan National Park
» Rafting from Kathmandu - Chitwan National Park
If you wish you can do Rafting on the way and then on to Chitwan. Take a
pleasant drive of about two and A half hours to the Raft Put-In Point and
get ready for the thrills Of whitewater rafting on the Trishuli River. You
will enjoy the Drenchings as we challenge the rapids of upto grade three,
covering a river section of about 28 Kilometers as we make it to The
Raft-Put out point. Then is just a brief drive of about one hour ahead to
The Chitwan Nacional Park.
Day 5. Chitwan National Park
Whole day to enjoy the jungle activities which will include sorties on the
back of an elephant, canoe ride and a nature walk to an ethnic Tharu
At Chitwan National Park
6. Chitwan National Park -
Pokhara 110 Kms - 03 hrs drive
Morning drive to Pokhara. This village is built on the banks of the Phewa
Lake with the Annapurna range as a backdrop. Afternoon at leisure to walk
around. Overnight stay at your hotel.
View of Annapurna
Sightseeing of Pokhara including a visit to Davi's Fall, Mahendra Caves,
K.I. Singh Bridge, the Old Town and boating on the Lake Phewa.
8. Pokhara - Kathmandu 200 Kms - 05 hrs
Take the short flight from Pokhara back to Kathmandu for onward
If you wish you can drive back to Pokhara which will take approx. 05 hrs
but of course it depends on your onward flight unless you wish to stay in
Day 8 -13. Trek in the World famous
North of Pokhara, Nepal's spectacular diversity appears at its finest. The
deep valleys & high mountains encircling the giant Annapurna Himal
embrace a wide range of peoples & terrain, mule caravans that transport
goods and even people from Pokhara to the northern remote areas beyond the
Himalayas, terraced lush fields, vibrant forests full of wildlife,
magnificent sceneries & all smiling innocent faces.
You will trek through the picturesque Gurung villages of Landrung &
Ghandrung beautifully set against the Himalayan giants. Take an early
morning trip from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m) that commands superb bies
of the Himalayan panorama including the Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manasalu
(8157m), the impressive Fish Tail (Machhapuchhre, 6997m), Annapurna II
(7939m) & the Annapurna South (7273m) among others. The views of the of
the Kali Gandaki valley (the deepest gorge in the world) are simply
Day 14. Back in Pokhara
You accumulate all the marvels and arrive back at Pokhara in the evening on
day 14 for the overnight stay.
Day 15. Pokhara - Kathmandu
Take the short flight from Pokhara back to Kathmandu for your onward
destination. OR 06 hrs drive back to Kathmandu
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wish you a safe flight......
make sure you have following valid documents with you before you leave for
- Valid passport
- Valid visa
- International air tickets.
- Overseas medical insurance. (Mandatory)